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Khushwant Singh: The Legend Lives on: Book by Rahul Singh

Khushwant Singh: The Legend Lives on

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ISBN: 9789381398883    Publisher: Penguin Year of publishing: 2014     Format:  Paperback No of Pages: 220        Language: English
Prolific writer. Acerbic critic. Editor nonpareil. Trenchant humourist. Connoisseur of single malt. Lover of life, words, women and all things beautiful. Here was a man.

'You know that I am 99 years old.'...Read more
Prolific writer. Acerbic critic. Editor nonpareil. Trenchant humourist. Connoisseur of single malt. Lover of life, words, women and all things beautiful. Here was a man.

'You know that I am 99 years old.' I replied: 'May my years be added to yours.' He looked up at me with the softest expression and said: 'No, but may you live as long as I have.' I held his hand, the hand that had spent a lifetime writing books and inimitable articles and kissed it. He brushed his cheek with mine. Both of us knew that it was a farewell. I left and stood on the gravel outside - Fakir Syed Aijazuddin, Features Writer, Dawn the Patiala Peg of publishing is no more! But we will continue to raise our glasses and thank him for liberating us from our idiotic, hypocritical, fake, humourless lives for making us laugh at ourselves for ridding us of quaint sexual hang-ups for chucking old rules into the waste basket for caring a damn! Jeena isi ka naam hai! - Shobhaa Dé, Bestselling Author

This volume comprises the best, most poignant and the most nostalgic obituaries and features on the death of Khushwant Singh at the age of 99. These range from The New York Times to The Guardian, The London Times, The Economist to newspapers in the Gulf, Pakistan and Bangladesh and of course India
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About the author: Rahul Singh
Rahul Singh, the son Khushwant Singh, is a writer and journalist. Educated in St Stephen's, Delhi University and King's College, Cambridge, he began his career... Read more
Rahul Singh, the son Khushwant Singh, is a writer and journalist. Educated in St Stephen's, Delhi University and King's College, Cambridge, he began his career as the youngest ever Assistant Editor with the Times of India. Rahul is associated with three NGOs connected with reproductive health and literacy. He splits his time between Mumbai, Delhi, Kasauli and Goa.
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